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Los Luceros Historic Site

County Road 41

Alcalde, New Mexico 87511

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“The Strength of Sisters” Pueblo Dinner: A Fundraiser for Los Luceros Historic Site and the New Mexico History Museum

Atist and author Roxanne Swentzell has teamed with award-winning Pueblo Chef Ray Naranjo to create a "pre-contact" meal featuring the native "Three Sisters" crops that have sustained Native people of the Southwest for millenia.

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Wine Tasting by Black Mesa Winery, Velarde, NM

4:00 - 7:00 PM - Cash wine bar by Black Mesa Winery

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Book signing with Roxanne Swentzell

5:00 PM – “The Pueblo Food Experience.” Talk by Roxanne Swentzell

5:50 PM – Free prize drawings for Los Luceros books and experiences

6:00 PM – “Strength of Sisters” Garden to Table Dinner

Menu:

  • Hand-picked native tea
  • Corn of the Nations of the Americas, nixtamalized in the ancient Puebloan method with the ash of the four-wing salt bush, and finished with naturally smoked volcanic salts
  • Bean varieties of the Americas cooked in earth with bitter roots, flavors of the underground
  • Squash and Pumpkin varieties of the Americas, finished with its next generation roasted seeds
  • Turkey and purple potatoes stew with the trinity of chiles of the Americas, recognized by their Spanish names: Chile de Arbol, Chile Guajillo, and Ancho Chile

The Three Sisters crops benefit from each other. The corn provides structure for the beans to climb, eliminating the need for poles. The beans provide nitrogen to the soil that the other plants use, and the squash spreads along the ground, blocking the sunlight and helping prevent weeds. The squash leaves also act as a “living mulch,” creating a microclimate that retains moisture in the soil, and the prickly hairs of the vines deter pests. Corn, beans, and squash contain complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, and all eight essential amino acids, allowing most Native American tribes to thrive on a plant-based diet.

$50 of the ticket price is tax-deductible. Net proceeds from the Three Sisters Dinner benefit exhibitions and programs at New Mexico Historic Sites and the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors.

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